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Nat Cell Biol. 2000 Apr;2(4):E53-4.

Drosophila genome takes flight.

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Michael Boutros and Norbert Perrimon are in the Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.

Abstract

In the March 24 issue of Science, a flurry of papers report on the impending completion of the Drosophila melanogaster genome sequence. This historic achievement is the result of a unique collaboration between the Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project (BDGP), led by Gerry Rubin, and the genomics company Celera, headed by Craig Venter. With its genome almost completely sequenced ahead of schedule, Drosophila is another important model organism to enter the postgenomic age, and represents the largest genome sequenced to date.

PMID:
10783247
DOI:
10.1038/35008678
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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